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Southern Baptists consider resolution on scouting
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Posted on 06/12/2013 8:45:47 AM PDT by Morgana

HOUSTON (AP) - Southern Baptist Convention leaders have proposed a resolution expressing their opposition to the Boy Scouts of America's new policy allowing gay Scouts.

The resolution also calls on the Boy Scouts to remove from executive and board leadership the individuals who earlier sought to allow gays as both members and leaders without consulting the many religious groups that sponsor Scout troops.

While the resolution does not recommend that Southern Baptists drop ties with the Scouts, it expresses support for those churches and families that decide to do so.

It also encourages churches and families who choose to remain with the Scouts to work toward the reversal of the new membership policy.

Delegates to the annual meeting of the nation's largest Protestant denomination will vote on the resolution on Wednesday in Houston.

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KEYWORDS: baptist; boyscouts; bsa; catholic; homosexualagenda; mormons; sbc

1 posted on 06/12/2013 8:45:47 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

drop ties and set up a new scouts


2 posted on 06/12/2013 8:47:01 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc; Chode

Sounds like they are caving like the Mormons.


3 posted on 06/12/2013 8:48:10 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Boi Scouts are dead. Invaded by faggots.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 8:48:52 AM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Morgana

Once any organization is willing infected with perversion, it is permanent.


5 posted on 06/12/2013 8:49:14 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Morgana

“Sounds like they are caving like the Mormons.”

Definitely a different story than last week.

Hey...they’re evolving.


6 posted on 06/12/2013 8:50:40 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Morgana
You are either with G-d, or you are against Him. No gray area.

Choose wisely.

7 posted on 06/12/2013 8:51:01 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Morgana

How are they caving? According to this account, they state their opposition.


8 posted on 06/12/2013 8:58:20 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: mbarker12474; moovova

I don’t care if you are Mormon or Southern Baptist just as long as you don’t cave against this evil. As far as I am concerned the Mormon church needs to grow some! If the Southern Baptists still want their reputation as conservatives they better not lose theirs!


9 posted on 06/12/2013 9:01:00 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

“and be it further RESOLVED, That we call on the Boy Scouts to remove from executive and board leadership those individuals who, earlier this year, sought to change both the membership and leadership policy of the Scouts without seeking input from the full range of the Scouting family;

and be it further RESOLVED, That we affirm the right of all families and churches prayerfully to assess their continued relationship with the BSA, expressing our support for those churches and families that as a matter of conscience can no longer be part of the Scouting family;

and be it further RESOLVED, That we encourage churches and families that choose to remain in relationship with the Boy Scouts to work toward the reversal of this new membership policy and to advocate against any future change in leadership and membership policy that normalizes sexual conduct opposed to the biblical standard;

and be it further RESOLVED, That we encourage churches that choose to sever ties with the Boy Scouts not to abandon their ministry to boys but consider expanding their Royal Ambassadors ministry, a distinctively Southern Baptist missions organization to develop godly young men;”

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130612/NEWS06/306120182/1971/NEWS06?nclick_check=1

Doesn’t sound much like a cave to me. Remember, the SBC cannot tell any member church what to do. Each congregation is independent.


10 posted on 06/12/2013 9:03:27 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: moovova
Southern Baptist churches are autonomous. The Convention can only recommend.
11 posted on 06/12/2013 9:04:56 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Morgana
"Southern Baptist Convention leaders have proposed a resolution expressing their opposition to the Boy Scouts of America's new policy allowing gay Scouts. The resolution also calls on the Boy Scouts to remove from executive and board leadership the individuals who earlier sought to allow gays as both members and leaders without consulting the many religious groups that sponsor Scout troops. While the resolution does not recommend that Southern Baptists drop ties with the Scouts, it expresses support for those churches and families that decide to do so."

Sounds like they are caving like the Mormons.

The Southern Baptist Convention is not a top-down, centralist organization that operates in the same way that an Archdiocese does, where the Bishop can order a local congregation to fall in line. Southern Baptist congregations take guidance, but not orders from a larger voluntary association (the "Convention" in the title) of self-identifying SBC churches.

Have self-identifying Catholics ever voted predictably and monolithically as a single voting block, which as much consistency as SBC or LDS members have?

12 posted on 06/12/2013 9:06:20 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Coldwater Creek

Just so. I think this is about as strong a position as a convention can take. They cannot force their member churches to act, but they can recommend. And they can once again point out the Christian position on homosexuality.


13 posted on 06/12/2013 9:07:14 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: manc

Any “new” scouts have to have decentralized control, or they will be targeted just as the Boy Scouts were.


14 posted on 06/12/2013 9:08:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Mr Rogers

“Remember, the SBC cannot tell any member church what to do.”

That is the problem, they should be able to tell them. Tell them to not let the devil ie the Boi Scouts in!! In our church if a Bishop says it is not going to happen in our parishes then you better believe it will not happen.

In the long run it would save a lot of people a lot of trouble.


15 posted on 06/12/2013 9:09:02 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

mormons are pushing to legalize polygamy (yes it is happening)
homosexual ‘marriage’ legalization = equals a challenge to the prohibition of polygamy
They must accept homosexuals into their troops as part of the greater goal.


16 posted on 06/12/2013 9:09:08 AM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Morgana

The policy cannot be reversed, at least not with the current scouting organization.

A bell cannot be unrung.


17 posted on 06/12/2013 9:09:27 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: manc

The Boy Scouts have now become a pro-gay organization.

If the Southern Baptist Convention endorses individuals and Churches that remain part of the BSA, then the Southern Baptists are endorsing homosexual behavior.

I recommend that the Baptists merge with the Episcopal Church.


18 posted on 06/12/2013 9:09:58 AM PDT by Oak Grove (H)
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To: svcw

“mormons are pushing to legalize polygamy (yes it is happening)”

You have to be kidding me! I can believe the FLDS are but mainstream Mormons?


19 posted on 06/12/2013 9:12:03 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: mbarker12474
How are they caving? According to this account, they state their opposition.

Their newest statement is decidedly softer than a couple of weeks ago, when they were advising that all churches which sponsor a BSA unit drop sponsorship. Now, they're apparently trying to salvage the situation.

20 posted on 06/12/2013 9:12:28 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Oak Grove

“If the Southern Baptist Convention endorses individuals and Churches that remain part of the BSA, then the Southern Baptists are endorsing homosexual behavior.”

I so agree! If any of their churches have the BSA in them then they are doing just that!!!


21 posted on 06/12/2013 9:13:11 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
That is the problem, they should be able to tell them....In our church if a Bishop says it is not going to happen in our parishes then you better believe it will not happen. In the long run it would save a lot of people a lot of trouble.

Well, at a minimum it would get the trains to run on time!

22 posted on 06/12/2013 9:13:57 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Cicero

Exactly! I never thought that I would live to see the da when my church would be having this conversation. God has to be so sad.


23 posted on 06/12/2013 9:19:02 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Morgana
In our church if a Bishop says it is not going to happen in our parishes then you better believe it will not happen.

The "Bishops" of the BSA are saying that homosexuality is going to happen. In this case the apparently impregnable "Bishops" are the problem.

24 posted on 06/12/2013 9:21:00 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Morgana

“That is the problem, they should be able to tell them.”

Baptist churches are all independent. The SBC exists to combine resources for seminaries and missionary work. If they tried to claim authority to demand anything, all member congregations would leave.


25 posted on 06/12/2013 9:21:50 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: Morgana

flda already practice polygamy, the law means nothing to them.
Mainstream mormons have polygamy now, it is called celestial marriage.
Mainstream mormons have along term strategy on this issue.


26 posted on 06/12/2013 9:27:44 AM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Oak Grove
I recommend that the Baptists merge with the Episcopal Church.

Hilarious.

Isaiah 10
Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;

Romans 28
For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.

27 posted on 06/12/2013 9:32:42 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Alex Murphy

That didn’t take long, now did it?

What does this article have to do with Catholics? ;)


28 posted on 06/12/2013 9:47:54 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Un Pere, Une Mere, C'est elementaire)
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To: Morgana

“That is the problem, they should be able to tell them.”

That dog would not hunt.

Although we are much more independent than your church it is impossible to place people in the SB Convention who would railroad change which is not wanted.


29 posted on 06/12/2013 10:07:37 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Morgana

This fight is not over from what I can see. It is possible that some churches are going to be working to overturn the board and the policy in the future.


30 posted on 06/12/2013 10:18:18 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Morgana

I had hopes for the churches. Not so much now. Bunch of sinners working aginst the teachings of the church. Make a clean split with the scouts and be done with it.


31 posted on 06/12/2013 10:22:11 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: JCBreckenridge; Morgana
That didn’t take long, now did it? What does this article have to do with Catholics? ;)

It didn't initially. Post #3 stated that a) the SBC was "caving", b) and then added "like the Mormons", inviting comparisons between religious organizations.

My #12, in response, pointed out how the different ecclesial structures operate, and then I invited comparisons as to how each group (SBC, LDS, and RC) have behaved predictably (or not) in the political theater.

Within three minutes of my post #12, the poster of #3 responded to post #10 that c) the SBC "should be able to tell them what to do", using the example of her own Catholic bishop's authority to illustrate.

That's how Catholicism entered into it, as far as I can tell. FWIW, I see nothing wrong with a poster of one religious persuasion posting news or information about people in another religious persuasion. How about you?

32 posted on 06/12/2013 10:24:56 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: bgill

“Make a clean split with the scouts and be done with it.”

That is what I say! None of this so called “talk”, just say “it over, good bye nice knowing you”.


33 posted on 06/12/2013 10:27:09 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: JCBreckenridge

“What does this article have to do with Catholics? ;)”

I was merely stating that in our church the if the Bishop said no scouts in the parishes then there will be none. End of story. It should be the same with the Southern Baptists, but apparently it is not the case for what ever reason. So the “main church” can say “no scouts” but the individual churches may still have them if they choose. I don’t understand because I am not Southern Baptist, but then again...I won’t have boi scouts in my parish. :)


34 posted on 06/12/2013 10:31:08 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

agreed but then again when they have the ruling elitist class in DC who do this type of thing at their cocktail parties then I ma not surprised at how much the homostapo goes after groups which have values, morals and a sense of hard work


35 posted on 06/12/2013 10:43:58 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Alex Murphy

Still no mention of Catholicism until you posted.

You wouldn’t happen to have an.. Agenda? now would you?

The topic of this thread is the SBC. Perhaps you should discuss them.


36 posted on 06/12/2013 10:45:19 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Un Pere, Une Mere, C'est elementaire)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Still no mention of Catholicism until you posted. You wouldn’t happen to have an.. Agenda? now would you? The topic of this thread is the SBC. Perhaps you should discuss them.

LOL

37 posted on 06/12/2013 10:49:40 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: buffaloguy
This fight is not over from what I can see. It is possible that some churches are going to be working to overturn the board and the policy in the future.

The fight is over. BSA has succumbed to the Cultural Marxists who also now are residing in the corporate offices of the Fortune 500. This issue has been thoroughly discussed on FR for ~3 weeks since the 5/23/2013 vote. Time to get on board with creating a new Scouting movement for male youth in the U.S. with http://www.onmyhonor.net/

38 posted on 06/12/2013 10:50:26 AM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: Morgana; moovova; Oak Grove
Your comments are ill informed. I read the original news release which was posted. Sounds like something was lost in translation. I am awaiting the actual resolutions which will be posted straight from the horses' mouth.

http://www.baptistpress.org/

39 posted on 06/12/2013 10:56:04 AM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: MacNaughton

I absolutely approve of competing Scout organizations.


40 posted on 06/12/2013 11:32:03 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Morgana

“So the “main church” can say “no scouts” but the individual churches may still have them if they choose. I don’t understand because I am not Southern Baptist...”

What you do not understand is that Baptist congregations are totally autonomous. There is no “main church”. The individual congregations, fully autonomous, contribute whatever amount they choose to support joint seminaries and support missionary work. That is it.

There is no “main church” to say anything. It doesn’t exist. It is the Southern Baptist CONVENTION, not the Southern Baptist CHURCH.

“Autonomy

We affirm the autonomy of the local church. Each church is free to determine its own membership and to set its own course under the headship of Jesus. It may enter into alliance with other churches as it chooses, so long as those other churches are willing.

The same is true for other Baptist bodies – local associations; state conventions; national conventions. They, too, may determine their membership and set their own course.

If, in its autonomy, a Baptist body expels a church from its fellowship, it does not negate that church’s autonomy. The church is perfectly free to go on with its business – but not as a member of that larger Baptist body.”

http://sbc.net/aboutus/psautonomy.asp


41 posted on 06/12/2013 11:43:35 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: Morgana

No it doesn’t, the Mormons are pro-gay Boy Scout, why are you claiming that the Southern Baptists are?


42 posted on 06/12/2013 2:14:48 PM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberalism/libertarianism, empowers, creates and imports, and breeds, economic liberals.)
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To: Morgana
something about, feet of clay...
43 posted on 06/12/2013 4:06:10 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: All
http://www.baptistpress.org/BPnews.asp?ID=40499
Boy Scout resolution adopted by SBC

Long article explaining the debate at the link above. The resolution is presented below.

RESOLUTION 6
ON THE CHANGE OF MEMBERSHIP POLICY OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

WHEREAS, For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has been a values-based boys organization designed to "prepare young people for a lifetime of character and leadership," equipping them "to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law"; and

WHEREAS, The Scout Oath contains language that is consistent with belief in God and biblical precepts that serve as the basis for Christian faith: "On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight"; and

WHEREAS, The leadership of the Boy Scouts throughout its history has restricted from membership and leadership those persons who would affect the group's ability to advocate its viewpoints in regard to belief in God and His moral precepts; and

WHEREAS, In 1992, and again in 2000, the Southern Baptist Convention adopted resolutions affirming the Boy Scouts in their stand that homosexual conduct is inconsistent with the obligations of the Scout Oath, encouraging the BSA "to maintain its historic commitments" (1992) and "to hold fast to its traditional ideals" (2000); and

WHEREAS, The United States Supreme Court ruled in 2000 that the constitutional right to freedom of association allows a private organization, as part of its "expressive message," to exclude a person from membership when "the presence of that person affects in a significant way the group's ability to advocate public or private viewpoints" and that allowing homosexuals as adult leaders would interfere with that message (Boy Scouts of America et al. v. Dale); and

WHEREAS, In 2004, the Boy Scouts adopted a policy statement that said, in part, "Boy Scouts of America believes that homosexual conduct is inconsistent with the obligations in the Scout Oath and Scout Law to be morally straight and clean in thought, word, and deed"; and

WHEREAS, In 2012, an eleven-person committee appointed by the National Council of the Boy Scouts completed a two-year study and reported its unanimous decision that the Boy Scouts retain the current policy as outlined above; and

WHEREAS, NBC News reported in breaking news on January 28, 2013, that the BSA executive leadership, in concert with certain members of the BSA board of directors, was poised to change the Scouts' historic policy at its February 4–5 board meeting the following week to allow avowed homosexuals into membership and leadership positions within the Boy Scouts of America; and

WHEREAS, During the week between when news broke of this proposed policy change and the February board meeting, the Boy Scouts received an outpouring of feedback from Scouts, Scouting families, sponsoring organizations, and the American public; and

WHEREAS, On February 6, 2013, the BSA board determined that, "due to the complexity of this issue, the organization needs time for a deliberate review of its membership policy"; and

WHEREAS, The National Council of the Boy Scouts voted on May 23, 2013, to approve new membership guidelines that state, "no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone"; and basic understandings of male friendships, needlessly politicize human sexuality, and heighten sexual tensions within the Boy Scouts; and

WHEREAS, Many Southern Baptist churches sponsor Boy Scout troops and many Southern Baptists are involved in Scouting; and

WHEREAS, The Baptist Faith and Message states that "Christians should oppose ... all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography," and Southern Baptists consistently have expressed their opposition to the normalization of homosexual behavior in American culture through more than a dozen resolutions over the past thirty years;

now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Houston, Texas, June 11–12, 2013, express our continued opposition to and disappointment in the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to change its membership policy;

and be it further RESOLVED, That we express our gratitude for the thousands of individuals within the Scouting family and the culture at large who expressed their opposition to the BSA executive leadership's intent to change its membership and leadership policies in regard to homosexuality, leading to the compromise recommendation it presented to the BSA National Council;

and be it further RESOLVED, That we express our gratitude to each voting member of the National Council who voted in opposition to the policy change for membership;

and be it further RESOLVED, That we express our well-founded concern that the current executive leadership of the BSA, along with certain board members, may utilize this membership policy change as merely the first step toward future approval of homosexual leaders in the Scouts;

and be it further RESOLVED, That we call on the Boy Scouts to remove from executive and board leadership those individuals who, earlier this year, sought to change both the membership and leadership policy of the Scouts without seeking input from the full range of the Scouting family;

and be it further RESOLVED, That we affirm the right of all families and churches prayerfully to assess their continued relationship with the BSA, expressing our support for those churches and families that as a matter of conscience can no longer be part of the Scouting family;

and be it further RESOLVED, That we encourage churches and families that remain in the Boy Scouts to seek to impact as many boys as possible with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, to work toward the reversal of this new membership policy, and to advocate against any future change in leadership and membership policy that normalizes sexual conduct opposed to the biblical standard;

RESOLVED, That we encourage churches that choose to sever ties with the Boy Scouts not to abandon their ministry to boys but consider expanding their Royal Ambassadors ministry, a distinctively Southern Baptist missions organization to develop godly young men;

and be it finally RESOLVED, That we declare our love in Christ for all young people regardless of their perceived sexual orientation, praying that God will bring all youth into a saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

44 posted on 06/12/2013 7:59:43 PM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: Mr Rogers

“There is no “main church” to say anything. It doesn’t exist. It is the Southern Baptist CONVENTION, not the Southern Baptist CHURCH.”

So what is the point of this “convention”? Just to meet and party and look good for the press? Sounds like it to me if they are not going to keep their church in order. Sounds like a waste of time.


45 posted on 06/13/2013 7:02:25 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

“So what is the point of this “convention”? Just to meet and party and look good for the press?”

I already answered your question.

The convention itself is a chance for member churches to discuss how to evangelize. For example:

“Challenging days, both in the culture and in the church, call for an unprecedented faithfulness in prayer, Executive Committee President Frank Page told messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Houston June 11.

“Most everyone knows of my most recent efforts in these past months to persuade Scouting leaders to maintain a policy which I believe upholds a commitment to morality. That battle was lost. It broke my heart,” Page said.

“Most of us know that in a few days we can expect the Supreme Court to issue a ruling about the constitutionality of DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act,” he said. “We need to pray like never before. We are under attack. The worldview of God and our Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit is under attack.”

Instead of advancing as it ought, the Southern Baptist Convention in some ways is guilty of sliding backwards, Page said, adding that the world is winning too many battles and “the evil one has splintered God’s people into so many directions that unity is at best an elusive goal.”

Or:

“”Jesus called us to care for the suffering, to care for the least of these. We often overlook them. At times their lives are so disrupted and severe they require intervention. These people and their families are isolated, stigmatized and rejected,” Floyd said.

Floyd cited statistics that 58 million Americans and 450 million persons worldwide suffer from mental disorders and 1 million die from suicide annually. He said churches and communities are filled with people who need Southern Baptists to minister to them and their families.

“It’s time for the SBC to be on the front lines of mental health challenges,” he said.”

If you wish to learn more, try here:

http://www.sbcannualmeeting.net/sbc13/default.asp

Meanwhile...what church are YOU a member of, and what is YOUR agenda here?


46 posted on 06/13/2013 7:15:22 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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